Flagging Finnishness: Reproducing National Identity in Reality Television

  title={Flagging Finnishness: Reproducing National Identity in Reality Television},
  author={Minna Aslama and Mervi Pantti},
  journal={Television \& New Media},
  pages={49 - 67}
The worldwide success of reality television has received plenty of academic and public attention. All the debates seem both implicitly and explicitly to address reality TV as a global phenomenon, but little attention has been given to any national characteristics that may emerge in its localized variations. In this article, using a Finnish adventure show Extreme Escapades as a case, we argue that national television still plays an important role in constructing national identities; that reality… 

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